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Jul 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
disassemble it and moved it, the nl in the maryland where it would be cast into bronze, he refused to reveal how to take it apart. work on the statue became stalled until a man by the name of philip reed solved the mystery. mr. reed was enslaved african american. he worked for the owner of the foundry and was selected to cast the bronze statue. he figured out how to disassemble the plaster model by attaching an iron look to the statue's head and gently to lifting the top section until a hairline crack appeared. the crack indicated with the joint was located and he then repeated the operation until the five different sections of the statue were discovered. we know about the lip read today because the son of the foondry owner shared the story in 1869. he described at philip read it as a highly esteemed worker. we stand here today not only because of philip reed, but for other enslaved african-americans like them who worked tirelessly to sacrifice in the face of triumph. these plaques, in their own right, will serve as a symbol of their sacrifice and will be seen by visitors who entered
Jul 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
anywhere. host: last call for neil irwin comes from maryland. caller: good morning. america replaced england at the end of world war ii. we have been the reserve currency. from 1945 to 1987 we were the worl credit agency. america became the world's debt nation. china has $789 billion of american dead. a few months ago, they refused to hold it. japan took a dislike. now channel now china on the $750 billion. the biggest mistake is moving from the dollar to thgold standard -- from the gold standard. in 1933-1934, that is one of the main reasons we nt to war against iraq. petroleum is done through the dollar. they were going to change it to the euro. frnkfurt, germany, holds the second load of gold. host: we will leave it there. guest: the u.s. is a reserve currency, is that as we took over from britain. this is a blessing and a curse. people use dollars when they want to exchange. when things looked shaky, people pour money into dollars. that is what has happened. once a month in india by india -- buys oil from saudi arabia, the exchange in dollars and not in domestic currencies. he be
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